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Sugar Cane

March 14, 2017

Fascinating!

Life Unscripted

Imagine a pile of sugar 90 feet high, 150 feet wide and 1500 feet long.  That’s about the size of the pile of raw sugar that is processed out of the one sugar mill in Texas — located right down the road from us (well, 20+ miles away — we’re in Texas after all and big mileages are considered little down here).

One advantage of living here in the RV resort is there’s a full time activities director during the winter season and they (it’s really a couple) do a great job of bringing interesting things here to the park.  One recent example was a presentation by the Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers about their sugar processing operation here in the valley.

There’s a lot of sugar cane grown here in the Rio Grande Valley.  Cane needs a lot of water and although the rainfall here doesn’t meet the needs…

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